what’s your SKIN CONCERN?

our scientific advisor discusses skin concerns

Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and is surely one of the most important as it holds everything else together. Without it we could not exist. It’s therefore imperative that we look after it, and be concerned when skin problems arise.

Environ® asked Dr Ernst Eiselen, Physician and Environ®'s Scientific Advisor and GP to share some of the most common skin concerns facing consumers today and how best to treat them.

skin pigmentation concerns

“Pigmentation has a complex set of causes ranging from hormonal influences to too much sun exposure to our genetic make-up which can combine to form unevenly coloured patches. The good news, however, is that discoloration and patchy pigmentation can be controlled and repaired in many cases.

It requires a well-balanced formulation of active ingredients such as vitamin A combined with other essential nutrients like antioxidants and peptides which help to prevent the formation of melanin (pigment) which is responsible for dark marks and uneven skin tone. And most importantly a quality sunscreen that protects against UV-A and UV-B rays. Using the right formulations of very special ingredients, unique skin treatment techniques and being patient with treatment, discoloured skin can be smoothed, renewed … and repaired!” - Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP

Try these Environ® products for even, better looking skin and with a flawless radiance

  • RAD® Antioxidant Sun Cream
  • Youth EssentiA® C-Quence Range
  • Intense C-Boost Mela-Even Cream
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concerns for sun damaged skin

“There is no doubt that too much sunlight over lengthy periods can cause damage to skin cells. Ultraviolet light can also destroy vital cancer-suppressing genes which may eventually lead to the formation of skin cancer.

On the other hand, it’s reassuring to know that skin can however retain all the qualities it needs to be rescued, rejuvenated and form new generations of skin cells. The gradual introduction of vitamin A and other ingredients help to restore skin cells, so they become healthy-looking and youthful again.” Remember supplement with Vitamin D at all times." - Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP

Try these Environ® products for healthier and more youthful looking skin:

  • Youth EssentiA® Range
  • Focus Care Youth+® Range
  • RAD® Antioxidant Sun Cream

dry skin concerns

“Dry skin is a common condition caused by inherited and metabolic factors as well as environmental conditions such as heat, cold and pollution. Common moisturisers often attempt to temporarily place extra water in the skin or prevent water evaporation from the skin by applying water-repellent sealants on the skin.

It is more effective to assist the skin in building up natural sealants as protective barriers in the skin to restrict water loss through it. The best hydration occurs not from without, but from within.

The application of highly active vitamins A, C and E combined with other antioxidants and peptides is the most efficient means to achieve this. It in turn checks the formation of lines and the ageing process, giving skin a bloom of youthfulness and radiance.” - Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP

Environ®’s Recommended Remedies:

  • Youth EssentiA® Range
  • Focus Care Moisture+® Range


concerns for ageing skin

“Ageing of the skin is a fact of human life, but understanding the nature of how skin works helps us to slow down the visible effects of the inevitable ageing process. Years of subtle yet serious vitamin A shortages can lead to the skin ageing too quickly.

Helping to slow down the effects of the ageing process, preserving the importance of our vital immune functions and assisting in prevention of the possibility of skin cancer can all be helped by the regular application of optimal levels of topical vitamin A, peptides and antioxidants. Protection against excessive exposure to ultraviolet light by using the right sunscreen is also essential to maintain the appearance of firm, youthful-looking skin well into our golden years.” - Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP

Try these Environ® products to help create the appearance of a more youthful looking skin:

  • Youth EssentiA® Range
  • Focus Care Youth+® Range

sensitive skin concerns

“There are many reasons why skins become inflamed and over-sensitive. Physical triggers like sunlight, cold, heat, various chemicals and pollution can all cause inflammation.

The best way to address this common condition is to gradually increase the topical application of vitamin A and antioxidants. In the process it creates a natural barrier between skin and the causes of sensitivity. This results in the appearance of less inflammation, leaving it looking and feeling better and more comfortable.” - Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP

Environ®’s Recommended Remedies:

  • Focus Care Comfort+® Range
  • RAD® Antioxidant Sun Cream

skin breakouts

“Skin breakouts known as acne is caused by an imbalance of male hormones which can affect both men and women from puberty onwards. In most men it settles down completely more often than not, but in women it can be a life-long problem needing long-term care.

Blocked pores leading to blackheads, inflammation and pimples damage the self-esteem of young and old alike. But help is at hand. Intensive medical research has proved vitamin A to be the only molecule that can possibly cure or permanently control this common condition, leaving skin looking smooth, healthy and radiant again.” - Dr Ernst Eiselen, MBChB, FRACGP

Try these Environ® products to assist in bringing radiant clarity to blemish prone skin:

  • Sebuwash
  • Cool Peel® Technology
  • Vitamin A, C & E Oil